Thales-Challenge Low-pixel Automatic Target Detection and Recognition (ATD/ATR)

Partners:

Thales UK in Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Start date:

December 2015

Duration:

Until November 2016

Project abstract

Thales UK in Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) collaborated on a project to develop and demonstrate algorithms using low-resolution thermal image data that can automatically detect a human or vehicle and also identify one vehicle type from another.

The challenge was to develop an algorithm that can process low-resolution infrared imagery to recognise vehicles and humans, and identify the vehicle’s type in real time with limited processing hardware. The developed algorithm contains two key elements: (i) advanced image restoration and (ii) automatic detection and recognition. The project built upon UWS’s established expertise in image processing and object detection algorithms and Thales UK’s expertise in thermal imaging systems and imagery.

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